For a safer trip, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile Recommends:
- Passport or Id. Card.
- Return ticket.
- Visa, where applicable.
- Medical Insurance (advisable. In some countries it is mandatory).
Bear in mind:
- Prevent the theft or loss of personal identification and travel tickets.
- Provide a relative or friend with the details of the trip (itinerary, place where you'll be staying, etc.)
- Exit of minors: minors traveling alone, with one parent or with a third party require a notarial permit from both parents, from the parent not traveling, or from the legal guardian, as the case may be.
Travel authorizations for Minors (ACT Nº 16,618, Article 49)
Effective from February 1, 2008, notarial travel authorizations for minors to exit the country without their parents or legal guardian need not be legalized at this Ministry, except if the minor is going to settle abroad.
It is recommended to consult with the respective foreign consulates, prior to the minor's travel, regarding the requirements and other relevant information for the country to be visited.
Important: In case of travel authorizations for minors granted or legalized at Chilean Consulates, the obligation to legalize them at this Ministry, at Agustinas 1320, Santiago, remains in full force.
Notarial and Court Authorizations for minors to settle abroad
- Registrar of the Supreme Court (for court authorizations only), Compañía 1140, Santiago.
- Legalization Division of the Ministry of Justice, Moneda N° 1155.
- Legalization Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agustinas 1320.
- Appropriate Foreign Consulate.
- Take note of the phone number and address of the Embassy or Consulate of Chile in the country you are proposing to visit. To get the required contact information, browse the website Chile Abroad from here.
- Always keep in mind that it is the obligation of any individual traveling abroad to observe the laws of other countries which are, in many cases, substantially different from Chilean laws. This recommendation is especially relevant with regard to the possession, consumption and trafficking of narcotic drugs (including alcohol in some countries).
- In the event of being arrested, request the local authorities to report this circumstance to the Chilean Consulate.
- In case of long stays, you are advised to register as a traveler at the nearest Consular office.
- Find out about health tips and rules for international travelers.
- Remember that an Honorary Consulate only performs duties of urgent and immediate assistance.
Travel Recommendations for the Ebola virus
Ebola outbreak in Guinea-Conakry and its extension to the neighboring region.
Considering the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, which has already spread to three other countries in the region--Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria--the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has advised to avoid travel to affected and bordering areas of those countries.
Similarly, for travelers who have scheduled trips to the African continent and especially to the countries located on the western side of that continent, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile -pending determination from the World Health Organization, WHO- suggests postponing such trips or otherwise remaining very attentive to the available information regarding health measures in these countries, flight discontinuance decisions being taken by the airlines covering those routes, and to follow the general recommendations of the WHO, which state:
- Travelers must avoid any contact with infected patients.
- Health personnel traveling to affected zones must rigorously observe the guidelines on infection control as recommended by the WHO.
- People who have been in areas with recently reported cases must be aware of the symptoms of the infection and request medical care at the first sign of the disease.
- Clinical physicians who care for travelers returning from affected zones and showing compatible symptoms are recommended to consider the possibility of Ebola virus disease having been acquired.
For further information on health warnings, which will be permanently updated, browse the epidemiology website of the Chilean Ministry of Health at the following link: http://web.minsal.cl/ebola
Travel Recommendations for Israel
Bearing in mind the recent events in Israel and the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile - through the General Directorate for Consular and Immigration Affairs - has instructed the Consulate of Chile in Tel-Aviv and our embassy in Palestine to keep close and permanent contact with the resident Chilean community.
Any request for information on the situation of Chilean citizens and their resident relatives in Israel and Palestine must be addressed to the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry. The contact e-mail is[email protected]
Likewise, those who are planning to travel to the area are recommended to take precautionary measures and to act prudently, avoiding becoming involved in risky situations.
Travel Recommendations for Thailand
Bearing in mind the recent events and the internal political situation in the Kingdom of Thailand, where an increase in violence has been detected in some cities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile - through the Office of Consular and Immigration Affairs - has instructed the Chilean Consulate in Bangkok, to keep close and permanent contact with the resident Chilean community.
Any request for information on the situation of Chilean citizens and their resident relatives in Thailand must be addressed to the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry. The contact e-mail is [email protected]
Likewise, those who are planning to travel to Thailand are recommended to take precautionary measures and to act prudently, avoiding becoming involved in risky situations.
Travel Recommendations for Venezuela
Effective as of January 31, 2014, it is mandatory for tourists visiting Venezuela to have personal insurance with coverage for health and loss or theft of baggage.
Travel Recommendations for Syria
Bearing in mind the internal situation in Syria, where acts of violence and armed clashes in different cities of that country, including its capital, Damascus, are ongoing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile reiterates its recommendation to avoid traveling to that nation while the current circumstances persist.
Further, please be advised that any request for information regarding the situation of Chilean citizens and their resident families in Syria, should be addressed to the General Directorate for Consular and Immigration Affairs of the Ministry, which will process such requests.
Travel Recommendations for Myanmar
To enter Myanmar, a visa is required. The Embassy of that country in Bangkok has implemented an expedited procedure for getting it in a day's time. To request the visa, applicants must file their application with two color photographs (passport size). Its cost varies according to processing time. For tourists, it will cost 810 Bath (US$ 27) and is delivered in three days. You can also pay higher amounts ranging from 1,000 Bath (US$ 33) to 1260 (US$ 42), if you need the visa more urgently. The opening hours for the public at the Consulate of Myanmar are 09:00 to 12:00. Businessmen are required to file an application with three passport-size photographs (2" x 1 1/2") and its cost varies from Bath 1,440 (US$ 48) for a single-entry visa to Bath 7,200 (US$ 240) for a multiple-entry visa.
The Chilean Consulate closest to Myanmar is Bangkok.
Travel Recommendations to Rumania
Foreign citizens wishing to travel to Romania can apply for it online by browsing into the E-visa portal (link http://evisa.mae.ro).
This procedure can be used by Chileans, who must get a long-term visa to enter Romania. For that purpose, they must upload their application and other required documents. After receiving confirmation of the validity of their application, they may get in touch with the Romanian Embassy to process their visa.
Countries that do not require a visa / Countries that require a visa
|Countries per geographic zone|
|Countries which require no visa||Countries which require visa|
|Schengen Convention Countries||Asian countries which require no visa||USA||Australia|
|United Kingdom||Americas||Canada||Oceanian Countries|
|South Africa||Mexico||Asian Countries||African Countries|
|Cuba||Middle East Countries|
For any additional information, call the Integral Information and Citizen Assistance System at the following telephone numbers:
- 2827 4945
- 2827 4944
- 2827 4154
- 2827 4941
For the contact information of Chilean Consulates abroad, browse the website Chile Abroad from here.
For certain countries, there are additional considerations to bear in mind. We suggest searching information on the websites of the relevant institutions of the countries to be visited.
These recommendations, prepared by the General Directorate for Consular and Immigration Affairs, are not legally binding and are to be regarded as advice or suggestions only; therefore, the Chilean State shall under no circumstances be held responsible for any damages citizens may suffer or incur as a result of their trip.